100Kin10’s 2019 Trends Report identifies increasing STEM teacher diversity, greater focus on STEM subjects in early childhood education, and a rise in environmental literacy in response to student activism and interest as trends that will shape STEM education in 2020.
For more than 35 years, the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) have honored and inspired more than 5,000 teachers across the country. PAEMST are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K–12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teaching. Awardees receive a trip to Washington, DC; a $10,000 award; and opportunities to network with colleagues from across the nation.
Penn State’s Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and Graduate Certificate in Children’s Literatureare led by expert faculty from Penn State’s College of Education and conveniently offered online through Penn State World Campus. As a student in one of these programs, you can advance your knowledge about curriculum, teaching, learning, teacher education, and educational supervision through exemplary in-class learning and research. A Penn State education can help you prepare to meet the challenges facing education in diverse and changing social, cultural, economic, and physical environments. Penn State is now accepting applications for the 2020 academic year.
Every student, regardless of ability, can communicate, engage in learning, and show measurable progress. Creating a classroom environment that offers a variety of accessible classroom-ready solutions will provide opportunities to increase communication, social skills, and problem-solving skills while building independence. To help in that effort, AbleNet invites teachers to sign up online for a free, downloadable assistive technology ideas guide.
To address concerns about quality and improve online learning, the Virtual Learning Leadership and AllianceQuality Matters recently released revised standards for virtual education—one set each for online teaching, online programs, and online courses. The revised standards are the first update since 2011.